Successful ecological restoration requires an integrated understanding of the ecological parameters of a site, together with the physical, chemical, and biotic factors that may influence desired outcomes. However, restoration objectives also need appreciation of the historical context of the site as well as possible social considerations that may limit the desired outcomes. In short ecological restoration is frequently ‘the art of balancing the possible’.
This course covers the breadth of considerations required for ecological restoration and gives the opportunity to undertake management planning at both site and landscape scales.
In addition, successful ecological restoration requires an understanding of appropriate remediation technologies. Consequently, this course also introduces a range of suitable technologies for the remediation of different types of contaminated land including clean-up methods for soils, sediments and water.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
Areas covered on this course will include:
AgriFood Training Partnership
The University of Reading
PO Box 226, Whiteknights
Reading RG6 6AP